I do have copies to prove there was a marriage bond and later a marriage license between John Philo Fairchild and Mahalia Wickson in Colorado County, Republic of Texas. John F. Fairchild (b. 1828 Panola TX) was the first of five children born to them. John F. Fairchild married Martha Ann Morgan in 1850 in Panola. Their first child was my great grandmother, Helen Elizabeth born in 1852 in Burleson Co. Texas. I'm positive that the 1860 Census in Burleson Co is the right family for my family line.
I'm going to email you a copy of the information I have on John F. Fairchild and Martins 5th Partisan Rangers and see if this will give you any clues on my John F. Fairchild.
What I don't know is anything about the John F. Fairchild on 1860 census in Hunt Co.
I will let you know what my research shows. I know for a fact from great grandmother that her Dad went to Civil War and did not come back to the family. What I don't know is what happened to him after he left Burleson Co.